English Language and Literature Class 10 Syllabus

English Language & Literature Class 10 Syllabus

Section A: Reading Section B: Writing And Grammar Section C: Literature Textbooks And Long Reading Text
Qs 1-2. This section will have two unseen passages of a total length of 700-750. The arrangement within the reading section is as follows:

Q. 1: A Factual passage of 300-350 words with eight very short answer type questions. [8 marks]

Q. 2: A Discursive passage of 350-400 words with four short answer type questions to test inference, evaluation and analysis and four MCQs to test vocabulary. [12 Marks]

Q. 3: Letter to the editor / article in about 100-120 words based on visual or verbal stimulus. [5 marks]

Q. 4: Writing a short story based on a given outline or cue/s in about 150-200 words. [10 marks]

The Grammar syllabus will include the following areas in CBSE class IX and X.

  • 1. Tenses
  • 2. Modals (have to/had to, must, should, need, ought to and their negative forms)
  • 3. Use of passive voice
  • 4. Subject – verb concord
  • 5. Reporting
    • (i) Commands and requests
    • (ii) Statements
    • (iii) Questions
  • 6. Clauses:
  • 7. Noun clauses
  • 8. Adverb clauses of condition and time
  • 9. Relative clauses
  • 10. Determiners, and
  • 11. Prepositions

The above items may be tested through test types as given below:

Q. 5: Gap filling with one or two words to test Prepositions, Articles, Conjunctions and Tenses. [3 marks]

Q. 6: Editing or omission. [4 marks]

Q. 7: Sentences reordering or Sentence Transformation in context. [3 marks]

Q.8: One out of two extracts from prose/poetry/drama for reference to context. Three very short answer questions. [3 marks]

One mark in each extract will be for vocabulary. One question will be used for testing local and global comprehension and one question will be on interpretation.

Q.9: Four short answer type questions from FIRST FLIGHT & FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET (two from each) to test local and global comprehension of theme and ideas (30-40 words each). [2×4=8 marks]

Q.10: One out of two long answer type questions to assess how the values inherent in the texts have been brought out (FIRST FLIGHT & FOOTPRINTS WITHOUT FEET). Creativity, imagination and extrapolation beyond the text and across the texts will be assessed. (80-100 words). [4 marks]

Q.11: One out of two Long Answer Questions on theme or plot or character involving interpretation and inference in about 100-120 words based on prescribed novel. [10 marks]


Practise This Question

In a certain medical shop the shopkeeper uses a strategy of using the pages of old newspaper to make envelops for medicine. Which among the 3 R's strategies was implemented by him?